Roundabout: What’s happening July 18-24
DJs Restaurant, 1502 W. Innes St —• 7:30 p.m. Monday, Musical Bingo • 8 p.m. Tuesday, General Trivia • 9 p.m. Wednesday, Karaoke • 9 p.m. Friday Deejay T-Nice • 704-638-9647, http://djsrestaurant.com
The Fish Bowl Lounge, 127 E. Innes St — 10 p.m.-2 a.m. $5 cover • 704-762-9989
Go Burrito RumBar, 115 W. Fisher St across from the mural — • Monday: Poker Night • Tuesday: Team Trivia • Wednesday: Open Mic • Saturday: Karaoke • www.facebook.com/GoBurritoRumBar
Grievous Gallery, 111 W Bank St — • 8-10 p.m. Tuesdays: Not So Open Mic. Showcase your weird talent. Grievous Gallery, 111 W Bank St., 980-330-1278, www.grievousgallery.com
The Inn, 1012 Mooresville Hwy 150 —Rowan County Bluegrass Blowout, 7:30 p.m. Saturday, July 20: Featuring The Robertson Boys from High Point and local group The Gray Connection with Pastor Mike Motley. $10 admission.Contemporary Christian music venue. Musicians invited to jam or schedule their group to perform. 704-213-1467. www.facebook.com/TheInnNC/
Mean Mug Coffee Co., 110 N Main St. — • TONIGHT: Board game night, 6-9 p.m. Thursdays. Yours or ours. Bingo: $1 to play, winner takes all
• 7-11 p.m. Friday, July 19: Open Mic Night Jam with host Shafiq. Sign up begins at 6:30
• 6-8 p.m. Sunday, July 21: Hot Spot Sunday Concert with Tom Williams, Dean Whittle, & Jamie Slate
• 6:30-8 p.m. Mondays: Sidewalk Jammin.’ Bring a lawn chair
• 7-9 p.m. Tuesdays: Knitting club. Open to all
• 6:30-8 p.m. Wednesdays: Spanish language lessons
• 704-754-4615, www.meanmugcoffeeco.com
E.H. Montgomery General Store — 7-9 p.m. Fridays: Open acoustic Bluegrass jam. Gold Hill, 704-267-9439, www.themontgomerystore.com
Morgan Ridge Railwalk, 421 N. Lee St — • 8-10 p.m. Friday, July 19: Spencer Ayscue with the migrant birds • 6 -9:30 p.m.. Saturday July 20: parking lot party with Eli Yacinthe trio • 704-754-8379, www.morganridgerailwalk.com
Sgt Pepper’s, 121 E. Innes St. — • 1:30-6:30 p.m. Sunday: Sunday Funday Open Jam • No cover. Behind the The Italian Grille, entrance is in the rear. www.facebook.com/santossgtpeppers/
Sunrise Cafe, 210 Old Amity Hill Road, Cleveland — 6:30 p.m. Friday: Harold Bumgardner and Lonesome Road • 6:30 p.m. Saturday: Piedmont Natural Grass • Tuesdays: Karaoke with Crystal • 5-8 p.m. Wednesdays: Acoustic only Bluegrass pick and eat jam. 704-402-3527. Behind the IGA store.
Music & more
Third annual A ’Bury Home Companion —Aug 24 • 2:30 and 7:30 p.m. Kent Bernhardt and Kay Peeler host an all new edition, with country pop artists the Hall Sisters, young pianist Jacob Kluttz, returning duo Eli Yacinthe and Sara Claire King, vocal harmony group The Moonglows, the ’Bury Home Band led by Vivian Hopkins, the hilarious ‘Bury Home Players and more. Meroney Theater, 213 S Main St. Tickets $45. See salisburysymphony.org
Price of Freedom hosts Old School Gospel concert series — Aug. 17: The Golden Valley Crusaders • Oct. 19 Gospel Voices. The Price of Freedom Museum, 2420 Weaver Road, China Grove in the former Patterson School. www.priceoffreedom.us/
Charlotte’s Blumenthal Arts complex presents — • “Spare the Rod, Spoil the Child,” Aug. 10: Award-winning Gospel stage play. Tickets start at $49
• Jimmy Webb, Oct. 30 — McGlohon Theater. Tickets start at $19.50
• Paul Anka, Sept. 9 — Ovens Auditorium. Tickets start at $35
• Prices do not include service charges. https://tix.carolinatix.org or 800-745-3000 or www.blumenthalarts.org
Rowan County Bluegrass Blowout — 7:30 p.m. July 20: Inaugural event dedicated in memory of Ray Mills Jr., who had a lifelong love of bluegrass music. Featuring The Robertson Boys from High Point and local group The Gray Connection with Pastor Mike Motley. $10 admission. Held at The Inn, 1012 Mooresville Road.
J2B2 Takes the Stage – Coming August 30 at 7:30, John Jorgenson’s Bluegrass Band J2B2 will be performing live at Lee Street Theatre. Tickets at www.leestreet.org or 704-310-5507.
‘Liberty Mountain: The Revolutionary Drama’ — Weekends through July 21: The story of the 1780 Patriot victory at the Battle of Kings Mountain, which turned the tide of the American Revolution. Downtown Kings Mountain. www.libertymountaindrama.com or 704-730-9408.
PPT Youth Theatre presents ‘Annie’ — July 11-20: Some of the greatest musical theatre hits ever written. Tickets $12-14. The Norvell Theater, 135 E Fisher St., 704-633-5471 piedmontplayers.com
LSt presents ‘Blithe Spirit’ — July 18-20 and July 25-27 • 7:30 p.m.: When Charles invites a medium to his house, his dead wife is summoned and she attempts to destroy his current marriage. Lee Street theatre, 329 N. Lee St www.leestreet.org or 704-310-5507.
PPT presents ‘The Wiz’ — July 25-28: Dorothy’s adventures through Oz set to rock, gospel and soul music. Meroney Theater, 213 S Main St, 704-633-5471, piedmontplayers.com
Piedmont Dance Theatre presents ‘Peter Pan’ — July 27 • 7-8 p.m. Free. Full-length production comprised of ballet, character, jazz, and contemporary dance styles. Kannapolis Performing Arts Center, 415 E 1st St., Kannapolis 704-932-8888 www.PiedmontDanceTheatre.com
Wine & beer tastings
Morgan Ridge Vineyards and Brewhouse — 486 John Morgan Road, Gold Hill, 704-639-0911, www.morganridgevineyards.com
Cauble Creek Vineyard and Winery — NC’s 100th Winery. 704-633-1137, 700 Cauble Farm Road, www.caublecreekvineyard.com
Old Stone Winery — 704-279-0930, 6245 US Hwy. 52. www.oldstonewines.com
Lighthouse Duo at Douglas Vineyards — July 19 • 2-5 p.m. Plus food truck. 7696 Freeze Road, Kannapolis, 704-939-6260, www.douglasvineyardswines.com
Cougar Run Winery — 704-280-3624. Cougar Run Winery, 363 N. Church St, Concord. www.cougarrunwinery.com/
Rocky River Vineyards — 704-781-5035. 11685 Reed Mine Road, Midland. www.rockyrivervineyards.com
Childress Vineyards — 336-236-WINE, 1000 Childress Vineyards Road, exit 89 off I-85, Hwy 64 W. Lexington. www.childressvineyards.com
NC Transportation Museum
411 S. Salisbury Ave., Spencer. Train ride schedule and admission info at 704-636-2889, www.nctrans.org
Celebrity Car & Truck Show — July 27: Replicas of favorite cars in movies and film. Photo opportunities plus a chance to talk with those who created the replicas.
Brew & Choo Craft Beer Festival — Aug 10: Craft beer breweries, special brews, food trucks, family fun games in the Back Shop, and more.
China Grove Farmers Day — July 20 • 9 a.m.-4 p.m.: www.facebook.com/The-Official-China-Grove-Farmers-Day-NC
Chickweed music/art festival — 4-11 p.m. July 20: 8th Annual. At F&M Trolley Barn, 125 E. Liberty St.
Annual Back To School bash at Rockwell Park — 11 a.m.-4 p.m. July 27: Free bounce obstacle course, ZorbBall, face painting, school supplies. Exhibits, vendors, food for purchase. Live music by the Rick Thomas Band. Sponsored by Rockwell VFW Auxiliary.
6th annual Dragon Boat Festival — July 27 • 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.: 30 teams compete on High Rock Lake, sponsored by Rowan County Chamber of Commerce. Cheerwine, food vendors, Salisbury-based breweries and vineyards, entertainment, Drummer’s Parade, raffle. Shrine Club on High Rock Lake, 6480 Long Ferry Road. Free to attend; no pets, coolers or outside food. Info and team registration at www.rowanchamberdragonboat.org
34th annual NC Watermelon Festival in Murfreesboro— July 31 -Aug 3: “Honoring Those Who Served” highlighted by the USO Show Troupe from New York City on Aug 2 at 7:30 p.m. plus live music, food, etc. www.ncwatermelonfest.com
Carolina Bohemian Jam— Aug 16-18: Tribute bands, local musicians, arts and craft vendors, food, onsite camping. Family-friendly. www.CarolinaBohemianJam.com
North Carolina Folk Festival — Sept 6-8: Free three-day event. Groups from around the world on multiple stages. See www.ncfolkfestival.com
Woodleaf Tomato Festival — Aug. 17 • 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Entertainment, Tomato eating contest, food, fun, craft vendors, family fun. Unity Presbyterian Church, 885 Woodleaf Barber Road, Woodleaf, www.facebook.com
Annual Kansas City BBQ Society (KCBS) BBQ event — Sept. 20-21: Food and merchandise vendors, Charity Poker Run for Salisbury Veterans Hospice and No Vet Dies Alone Program, People’s Choice BBQ Tasting Contest. Tilley Harley-Davidson, 653 Bendix Drive, 704-202-8712, www.bikerbluesbbqrally.com
This & That
Celebration of Space Exploration — Jul. 20 • 3-7 p.m. Join the celebration of the 50th Anniversary of the Moon landing! Shows in the Margaret C. Woodson Planetarium and space themed activities for all! Horizons Unlimited, 1636 Parkview Circle, 704-639-3004 www.rowancountync.gov
2019 National Night Out — Aug. 6 • 4-9 p.m. Post your photos of National Night Out on social media using #SalisburyNightOut. Contact your neighborhood leader or Officer Rebecca Secton at email@example.com or 704-638-5333 for more information.
Downtown College Night Out — Thursday, Aug 22 • 6-9 p.m.: Downtown Salisbury welcomes students from our local colleges for games, activities, food, networking on West Fisher St. between Main St. and Church St. Deejay, live music, games, free shuttles, giveaways and more. https://www.downtownsalisburync.com/
Southern Women’s Show — Aug 23-25: Hundreds of boutiques, fashion shows, top chefs, celebrity guests. Charlotte Convention Center Hall C. Visit https://southernshows.com/wch
Narrated trolley ride through historic downtown Salisbury — 11 a.m. One hour tour highlights the city’s past Saturdays April through October. $8 adults, $5 children age 5-10, free for under 5. Begins at Rowan County Visitors Center, 204 E Innes, 704-638-3100. www.visitsalisburync.com
Bike Night Joy Ride — 8-10 p.m. Third Wednesdays: Free. Adult indoor joy ride. Uni, bi, tricycles, walkers, wheelchairs too. Grievous Gallery, 111 W. Bank St., 980-330-1278, www.grievousgallery.com
New location for Cardinal Squares Square Dance Club — Dance every Tuesday, 7-9 p.m., $5 per person. Rufty Holmes Senior Center, 1120 S. MLK Jr. Ave. Effie and Norman File, 704-633-9555; Caller is Marty Northrup, 864-909-3950.
Send your barn quilt photo — West Rowan Farm, Home & Garden is seeking to document barn quilts in Rowan County. If you have one or know where one is, post a photo of it to https://www.facebook.com
Carmela E. Head, author & speaker, book signing event — July 27 • 10 a.m.-12 p.m. Editions Bookstore & Coffee Shop, 217 S Main St , Kannapolis www.eventbrite.com
RPL Book Talk featuring Mark de Castrique – Jul. 15 • 6:30-8 p.m. Free Meet Charlotte resident Mark de Castrique, author of the Sam Blackman series. 704-216-8248 Rowan Public Library Headquarters, 201 W Fisher Street, 704-216-8228. www.rowancountync.gov
Jack Grossman Author Visit – Jul. 24 • 6:30-8 p.m. Free Mooresville Public Library, 304 South Main Street, Mooresville. www.mooresvillelibrary.org
Blood Drive, Cruise In, Hot dog & Bake Sale – Aug. 10 • 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Fundraiser For Annual Scholarship for a South Rowan High Senior St. Enoch Lutheran Church Fellowship Hall, 2604 Eagle St, Kannapolis. Call 704-932-8461 for more information.
‘Coffee and Cutting’ benefits Humane Society of Rowan County — 8 a.m.- noon July 20: 505 Steeplechase Trail, Salisbury, rain or shine. Bring your bucket and scissors to cut flowers to take home. Requesting $10 for bucket/ $25 for large bucket. Coffee and snacks available.
Scottsing presents The Pathfinders — Aug. 3 • 7-9 p.m. Concert proceeds benefit the search for the cure of Cystic Fibrosis. Mt. Hope Church, 7004 Old Concord Road, 704-239-6134, www.scottssing.com
Dog wash to benefit Humane Society of Rowan County — 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday Aug. 17, Sept. 14. At Tractor Supply, 405 Jake Alexander Blvd. Small $8, medium $10, large $12, XL $14; $2 extra for long/ thick hair). Prices include shampooing and flea dip. To volunteer or provide a foster home, call 704-636-5700 or visit www.humanesocietyofrowancountync.org or HSRCNC1973@gmail.com or Facebook.
Annual Kansas City BBQ Society (KCBS) BBQ event — Sept. 20-21: Food and merchandise vendors, Charity Poker Run for Salisbury Veterans Hospice and No Vet Dies Alone Program, People’s Choice BBQ Tasting Contest. Held at Tilley Harley-Davidson, 653 Bendix Drive, 704-202-8712, www.bikerbluesbbqrally.com
Annual Matty-Brenner Memorial Golf Tournament — Oct 18: NC Dept of Public Safety Division III Community Corrections hosts 4th tournament at The Revival at Crescent. Proceeds go to Correctional Peace Officers Foundation, national non-profit to support surviving families of correctional and probation officers who lost their lives. Info at Ashley Alley, 704-239-7370 or firstname.lastname@example.org or https://www.facebook.com/MattyBrennerMemorial/
Humane Society of Rowan County Spaghetti Fundraiser — Oct 25 • 11 a.m.-1 p.m. and 5- 8 p.m. Cost $8 adult/$4 child under 12. Rhyne Building at Stallings Memorial Baptist Church, 817 S Main St. Meatless or meat sauce spaghetti, salad, garlic bread, dessert, tea. Dine in/carry out. Five or more meals delivered to same work address, no beverages. Proceeds benefit Humane Society of Rowan County. E-mail email@example.com or call 704-636-5700.
Historic Salisbury Foundation presents H.O.T. Summer 2019 — 6-8 p.m. July 25: Session Two: Wallace Annex, East Fisher St. 6-8 p.m. Aug 22: Session Three: The Historic Salisbury Station Catacombs, 215 Depot St.
Must RSVP at www.historicsalisbury.org
Ghost Walk – Historic Gold Hill Village: Jul. 27 • 7 p.m. Historic Gold Hill, 755 St. Stephens Church Rd, Gold Hill. historicgoldhill.com
Utzman- Chambers House Celebrates 200th Anniversary — Sunday, Aug. 11 • 4-6 p.m.: — Rowan Museum invites you to celebrate the 200th anniversary of the Utzman Chambers House at 116 S. Jackson St., Regency Period re-enactors and board members will greet guests, play period games with children, serve light refreshments, and share information about house, the period, and the collection. Free even; all ages are welcome. Donations for the upkeep of this property are appreciated. 704-633-5946, www.rowanmuseum.org
HSF presents Blankets and Bluegrass — Aug. 18: The Trail Blazers and Destination Bluegrass on the Hall House Lawn.
Victorian Hall House weekend tours — 1-4 p.m. Saturdays-Sundays. Dr. Josephus Hall House, 226 S. Jackson St, 704-636-0103, www.historicsalisbury.org/tours/hall-house-tours
1766 Old Stone House Tours — Saturdays-Sundays • 1-4 p.m. 770 Old Stone House Road, Granite Quarry , 704-633-5946, www.rowanmuseum.org
At The YMCA
J.F. Hurley Family YMCA, 828 W. Jake Alexander Blvd. Events listed are open to the public. Sign up at 704-636-0111. www.rowanymca.org
• July 18: American Red Cross Blood Drive, 11 a.m.-3 p.m.
• Aug. 23: Leave 9 a.m.: Charlotte Women’s Show trip
Grief support, Wednesdays 9:30 a.m., firstname.lastname@example.org
Rufty-Holmes Senior Center, 1120 S. Martin Luther King Jr. Ave. 704-216-7714, www.ruftyholmes.org
Rufty-Holmes July movie marathon — Popcorn and drink included. No cost.
• 2 p.m. July 18 — In early 18th century England, a frail Queen Anne occupies the throne and her close friend, Lady Sarah, governs the country in her stead. When a new servant, Abigail, arrives, her charm endears her to Sarah.
• 2 p.m. July 25 — Mary Stuart’s attempt to overthrow her cousin Elizabeth I, Queen of England, finds her condemned to years of imprisonment before facing execution.
At RPL — summer reading programs for all ages are in progress
Rowan Public Library programs are free and open to the public. www.rowanpubliclibrary.org
• HQ, 201 W Fisher St., 704-216-8228
• East, 110 Broad St., Rockwell, 704-216-7838
• South, 920 Kimball Road, China Grove, 704-216-7727
Discover Fun in Kannapolis.
• Village Park, 700 West C St.
• Veterans Park, 118 N. Main St.
Concerts in the Park — Village Park, 7 p.m.
July 20: Too Morris Day
August 10: Rick Springfield afterward
Thursdays on Main — Veterans Park, 6-9 p.m.
Aug 8: The Embers
Stories Under the Stars — Kannapolis Library, 7 p.m.
Aug 17: Steve Langley: Soap Bubble Circus
Movies in the Park — Village Park, 8:45 p.m.
July 26: Hotel Transylvania 3
Aug 2: Bumblebee
Waistcoat Workshop in two sessions — July 20, and July 27 • 10:30 a.m. – 5 p.m.: How to make an 18-century man’s waistcoat led by tailor Drew Neill. Adaptations can be made for a waistcoat appropriate to earlier decades (1750s, French and Indian War) or later decades (1770s, Revolutionary War). $40 per session, plus materials. Detailed supply list supplied at registration. the Back Country Peddler, 123 N. Main St., Janet Pyatt, 704-431-6588 or 704-231-6678. www.thebackcountrypeddler.com
Painting, crafts, dance, language, health and more. Call or visit for schedules and pricing.
• Center for Faith & the Arts, 207 W. Harrison St., 704-647-0999, www.faithart.org
• Hive, 126 E Innes St, 704-951-7418 hiveandco.com
• Pottery 101, 101 S. Main St., 704-209-1632, www.pottery-101.com
• Rowan Public Library, Free high-quality, noncredit online Gale courses. www.rowancountync.gov
• Rufty-Holmes Senior Center, 1120 S. Martin Luther King Jr. Ave., 704-216-7714
• SoFul Yoga and Wellness, 1024 S Fulton St., www.SoFulYoga.com or SoFulSalisbury Facebook
• Waterworks Visual Arts Center, 123 E. Liberty St, waterworks.org
• West Rowan Farm & Garden, 11575 NC Highway 801, Mt Ulla 704-278-2800 or Facebook
Eight-week pottery class — • Tuesdays 10:30-1 p.m. Aug 13-Oct 1 or • Wednesdays 6:30-9 p.m. Aug 4-Oct 2. For beginners and those with some experience working with clay.Wheel and glazing techniques. Cost: $215. Ages 14-adult. Pottery 101, 704-209-1632, 101 S. Main St www.pottery-101.com, email@example.com
Speakers & forums
S.N.A.G (Salisbury Neighborhood Action Group) — 10 a.m. First Wednesdays at the Salisbury Police Department, 130 E. Liberty St, 704-638-5333.
Carolina Artist meeting at Rufty Holmes Senior center – July 18 at 6:30 p.m. Jon Hoffman demoing his polymer technique.
School Justice Kickoff: Keep Kids in School & Out of Court — Saturday, Aug 3 • 1-2:30 p.m. Salisbury Civic Center 315 S. MLK Ave. Community-wide event kicks off Rowan County’s NC School Justice Partnership. Keynote speakers: Adam Sotak, NC Child Public engagement director; Rocky Cabagnot, executive director Salisbury-Rowan Community Action Agency. Plus Jubilee Choir, Salisbury Kings & Queens, Triple Threat Dance.
Jeanne Robertson’s Rocking Chair Tour — July 20: At 75 years young, Jeanne Robertson, former Miss North Carolina, returns to Charlotte. VIP Dinner Experience available. Tickets start at $24.50. Knight Theater, Charlotte. www.blumenthalarts.org or 704-372-1000.
‘Now are The Foxes’ – Improv group returning to Lee Street Theatre for a night of fun! August 31, at 7:30 p.m. Tickets at www.leestreet.org or 704.310.5507
Queen City Comedy Experience — Sept 22-28:
• Nate Bargatze: Good Problem to Have, Sept. 22: Knight Theater
• Bumping Mics with Jeff Ross and Dave Attell, Sept. 25: Knight Theater
• Watch What Crappens Live: Sept. 26: McGlohon Theater
• Hari Kondabolu, Sept. 26: McGlohon Theater
• Comedy Conversation with Charna Halpern, Sept. 27: Duke Energy Theater
• Small Town Murder, Sept. 27: Duke Energy Theater
• Jon Reep, Sept. 27: McGlohon Theater
Info at www.blumenthalarts.org or 704-372-1000. Tickets at https://tix.carolinatix.org
Anjelah Johnson’s ‘Technically Not Stalking Tour’ — Oct. 12 • 7 p.m. Ovens Auditorium, Charlotte. Tickets start at $39.75 at Ticketmaster.com, 800-745-3000, Ticketmaster outlets, box office at 2700 E. Independence Blvd or www.blumenthalarts.org
Home & Garden
Salisbury Farmer’s Market — 8 a.m.-noon Saturdays, 520 S. Main St. www.salisburyfarmersmarket.com/
Kannapolis Farmers Market — Thursdays, 4-7 p.m., corner of Vance Ave and Dale Earnhardt Blvd.
Lexington Farmers Market — 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturdays, Old Depot, 129 S. Railroad St , www.lexingtonfarmersmarketnc.com
China Grove Farmers Market — 4-6 p.m. Fridays. The Market at the Mill at the China Grove Roller Mill, 308 N. Main St 704-633-5946.
Mooresville Farmers Market —9 a.m.-noon, Saturday. 255 E. Iredell Ave, www.racecityusa.org
Movies on Means – Jul. 18 • 8:30-10:30 p.m. Downtown Concord hosts its inaugural movie series! Bring your lawn chairs and blankets for Movies on Means, a summer movie series on Means Avenue! Means Ave SE, Means Ave SE, Concord.
City Parks & Rec Movie in the park
Movies begin at 9 p.m. at City Park, 316 Lake Drive.
July 26: The Greatest Showman
Aug 9: Ralph Breaks the Internet
Concord hosts Movies on Means —
Movies begin at 8:30 p.m. in Downtown Concord on Means Ave.
July 18: The Little Mermaid.
Aug 15: The Wolf Man (1941)
Sept. 20: Captain Marvel
Joedance Film Festival supports pediatric cancer research — Aug. 1-3: 10th annual Joedance Film Festival raises money for pediatric cancer research,; held at Charlotte Ballet.Features directors, producers, writers, actors who share a NC or SC connection. To submit a film, see guidelines at https://filmfreeway.com/JoedanceFilmFestival
Rail Walk Studios & Gallery — “Mountains, Shores and More” Oil Paintings by Sharon Forthofer through July 27, main galleries, 409-413 N Lee St, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Thurs-Sat. Free, open to the public.
Art exhibit at Salisbury Business Center — Through July 26: ‘The Color of Motion,’ original art by local artists Abigail Young, Emery Partee, Bruce White. Free, open to the public during business hours. 301 S. Main St., www.salisburybusinesscenter.com
Waterworks Visual Arts Center — Summer exhibition, Artistic Translations, through Aug. 30. Galleries free to visit 6 days a week: M-F, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; Sat., 10 a.m.-2 p.m. 123 E. Liberty St, waterworks.org/exhibitions.
Artisans at the Garden at Paul J Ciener Botanical Garden — July 19-20: More than will 25 artists from the Piedmont including Kathy Sills from Lexington, Patrick Vaca from Norwood and Sue Davis from Salisbury. These three local artisans will be displaying their felted wool critters and flowers, photography, art glass and kaleidoscopes. Tours of the garden are available but should be arranged with the garden staff at 336-996-7888. Artisans at the Garden is in the Carriage House, Friday 10 a.m.-5 p.m. and Saturday 10 a.m.-4 p.m. The garden is located at 215 S Main St, Kernersville. Admission is free and there is plenty of parking. This is an excellent display of a wide range of locally created works in many different mediums.
Steppin’ Out Social Club trip to Harrah’s Cherokee casino — July 20: Leaving old Salisbury Mall parking lot 7 p.m./ returning 8 a.m. Sunday. Cost $40; $20 returned upon arrival. Money due by July 8. Info: 704-232-5201.
New Zion Baptist Church senior group trip — July 26-28: National Civil Rights Museum, Memphis, Tenn. For seniors age 55 and up. Call 704-633-9256 after 7 p.m.
Salt & Pepper Ramblers Christmas in Orlando trip — Nov. 19-22: Holy Land Experience, Gaylord Palms Resort, Harry P. Leu Gardens Holiday Hous , more.. $440. Info: Cheryl Kluttz, 704-633-3484
Call for vendors
Rowan County Fair is seeking — a non profit organization or church or restaurant to rent a permanent food booth at the fair. Fair dates: Sept 20-28.Call 704-640-2326 for more information.
Carolina Bohemian Jam / Arts & Crafts — Aug 16-18: Celebrating an era of music. Rowan County Fairgrounds. Apply at www.CarolinaBohemianJam.com. Handmade originals only. Exhibit space $150 or double space $225. Limited number of non-profit space available $100.
Carolina Bohemian Jam / Food — Aug 16-18: $275. Nonprofit booth, limited availability, $100. www.CarolinaBohemianJam.com
Annual Kansas City BBQ Society (KCBS) BBQ event — Sept. 20-21: Food and merchandise vendors welcome. Charity Poker Run, People’s Choice BBQ Tasting Contest. Tilley Harley-Davidson, 653 Bendix Drive, 704-202-8712, www.bikerbluesbbqrally.com
Auditions/call for performers
‘Matilda: The Musical’ at Little Theatre of Winston-Salem – July 20 and 22: Auditions for Roald Dahl’s ‘Matilda: The Musical’. Roles available for adults, teens, children 8+. At 419 N. Spruce St, W-S. No appointment necessary. Performance dates Sept. 20 – Oct. 6. Details at www.ltofws.org/auditions.
Hickory Oktoberfest seeks musicians/bands age 12-25 — Oct. 11-13: Local teen talent apply to firstname.lastname@example.org. Details at www.hickoryoktoberfest.com or email@example.com
Salisbury Swing Band— SSB seeks instrumentalists. Audition 7 p.m. Tuesday evenings. Info Jim Grazcyk 704-798-5840.
Gold Hill Bluegrass jam — Acoustic Bluegrass jam. E.H. Montgomery General Store, Gold Hill. 7-9 p.m. Fridays. 704-267-9439. www.themontgomerystore.com
Blumenthal Performing Arts open mic nights — Free event open to performers, selected by lottery. E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
LSt auditions for ‘Kimberly Akimbo’ — Aug 5-6: Two males and three females. Show dates Sept 26- Oct 5. Contact director Craig Kolkebeck at email@example.com for details. The show consists of two males and three females. For one of the male roles we are specifically looking for a young man between the ages of 16-18. Rehearsal will begin Aug 25.
Call for artists/ artisans
Reduced rates at Hickory’s 34th Oktoberfest for arts and crafts vendors — Early registration ends Aug 1: Festival dates Oct 11-13. Juried Arts and Crafts show with prizes. Applications and guidelines at www.hickoryoktoberfest.comor email firstname.lastname@example.org
Downtown Hickory Art Crawls — Deadline Aug. 15. Event date Sept. 19: Seeking artists; family friendly art in most disciplines accepted. No charge for participation. apply at email@example.com or 828-322-1121.
Call for volunteers
One Church One Child Rowan County — Contact Jon Hunter, ROCOC Ministry Coordinator, Main Street UMC, 1312 N. Main St. www.rowancountync.gov/ or 704-216-7914 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Novant Rowan Medical Center — Volunteers of all ages welcome. Join our caring staff and give back to the community. Contact: email@example.com
The Pedal Factory — Open first and third Saturdays. Volunteers welcome. 311 East Council St, 704-870-7145, www.thepedalfactory.org
Faithful Friends can collector — Can Team pickup helper for Faithful Friends Animal Sanctuary. Pickup truck required. Call Linda at 704-630-4933.
Be a docent at the Historic Hall House — Email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 704-636-0103 to learnmore.
Liberty Hospice — For reading, music, life review, or placing a smile on a lonely face. Call Glenda at 336-596-5380. Liberty Commons, 4412 S. Main St.
Rowan Helping Ministries volunteers-Pick up donated food, stock food pantry, intake interviews, laundry, meals. 704-637-6838.
Help feed the horses — Horse Protection Society, 2135 Miller Road, China Grove, email@example.com
DAV transportation network of Rowan County — Take veterans to hospital appts. Call Jim Martin at 704-638-9000 x3904.